Sunday, May 24, 2015
Memorial Day ~Memorial Day is a good time to reflect on the sacrifices and services of the American soldiers and veterans and the U.S. military men and women. The American military is, has always been and will always recruit the best and finest of the crop of young men and women of the country and we will continue to shower them with appreciation, support and prayers, as we have always done. Memorial Day is just an opportunity for us to express the special places they have in the hearts of American citizens and more by honoring the people who work in the various branches of the military.
Monday, May 18, 2015
I am writing to ask your help fighting a horrible drug problem which has been growing and spreading in our communities for years and which is now spreading across our entire State and our Nation. I am a retired Chicago Police Captain. I am doing this work because I lost my youngest child, my son Billy at age 19, to a heroin overdose. I learned in the weeks following his death there were many families like mine who had either suffered the same tragic loss or who were fighting to save their kids from the new heroin, a highly potent form of heroin which is now being found in many communities in Illinois.
I co-founded the Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO) in 2010 and I have been fighting this "epidemic" since that time. AND - I plan to keep doing this work until I someday join my son Billy! Until that day, HERO will fight this epidemic. This is our first motorcycle run. We agreed to organizing the event to help raise the funds needed for us to pay for the drug counselors and grief counselors who work with families who we support. These families come to us either after they have suffered the loss of a loved one due to an overdose, or to seek help in learning how to deal with a loved one who made the life-altering mistake of trying heroin.
HERO partnered with DADS RC to organize this event and all proceeds will go to HERO to pay for counseling and other necessary expenses. We are very proud to say the vast majority of all donations (+95%) are spent to support our HERO families.
When we decided to try organizing a motorcycle run I was hoping that I could count on all of local law enforcement riding clubs to participate in our event. It seemed like such a good fit - cops riding to help protect families and fight a growing drug problem in our community. And, I met so many officers from the CPD who belonged to riding clubs and so I really hoped my friends would support our inaugural motorcycle run on May 30th.
So please review the attached flyer and please help me spread the word to any other club members that you can contact. If you have any questions then please call me – 312-513-1878. And – thanks in advance.
Chicago Police Captain - Retired
Chief of Police – Forest Preserves of Cook County.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Road to Success is Always Under Construction
"NEVER GIVING UP ON HIMSELF"
"NEVER GIVING UP ON HIMSELF"
Quote from Mr. Quinn's Website
At 21, most young people are just beginning life, but for me, my life almost
ended and was certainly changed forever.
In 1998, I was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident that left me with
a 10% chance to live. By the grace of God, I survived. However, I had two
broken femurs, a broken arm, a broken jaw, massive head trauma and a
spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed from the waist down. The doctors
literally had to piece me back together to save my life. Being paralyzed is
a hard fact to face and not an easy one to swallow at the age of 21. As if
the physical injuries weren’t bad enough, mentally I began to break down.
I had to start my life over and learn how to live life in a wheelchair, but I was
determined to not let that stop me from being the best I can be. What doesn't
kill me only makes me stronger. It's just a roadblock to get through and with
my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ living in me nothing can stand in my way.
He is the true source of all my strength.
Monday, May 4, 2015
A 25-year-old NYPD officer died Monday from injuries he suffered when he was shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, officials told PIX11 News.
Officer Brian Moore had been in a coma since Saturday night when he underwent surgery for what court papers described as “severe injuries to his skull and brain.”
On the force for barely five years when he was killed in the line of duty, Moore comes from a family of police officers, the department said. Moore’s father and uncle are retired NYPD sergeants, and a cousin of Moore’s is also on the force.
Monday, April 27, 2015
In addition to our Gold Star Memorial game dedications and presentations, we will also be honoring Emily Beazley of Mount Greenwood, whose father is a 19-year member of the Chicago Police Department. Emily is 12 years old and has been battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for the last four years. Sadly, there are no more treatment options for her.
The Enforcers are proud to be Emily Strong and we will be handing out green awareness ribbons to our fans.
The CPD Enforcers are celebrating our 10th season this year. As part of the celebration we have new commemorative jersey's. Inside the player numbers are the star numbers of the 14 CPD Officers and 2 CCSD Officers killed in the line of duty during our 10 years. The family's of all 16 Officers have been invited to the game and we will be honoring at half time of this weekends Gold Star Game as well as a donation to the Police Memorial from our organization. The game vs Columbus PD is next Saturday May 2nd, at St Rita HS 7740 S. Western Ave with kickoff at 6 pm. Could you distribute the attached flyers to your members.
Sgt Timothy Kusinski
Financial Crimes Unit
Chicago Police Department
3151 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL. 60612